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Water Fun at 23mm

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Well I finally completed my collection of Fuji Lenses. I got the last of the “FujiCron” series – Fuji’s f2 WR lenses. The first was the 35mm (50mm full frame equivalent) which I took to Vegas. Then I got the 50mm (76mmFF) which gets me back to my preferred focal length neighbourhood of gateway telephoto. And finally, I sold my XE2 & 18-55 setup and bought the 23mm (35FF).  This whole series of lenses is super fantastic. They are sharp and optically sweet even wide open and above everything else, they are compact. I can carry the XPro2, the 3 lenses, spare batteries and more in a small Domke bag. It’s an ideal travel setup.

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I really like the 23mm/35mm focal length. It’s a really versatile way to view the world. I find it superb for environmental portraits. It shows just enough background with emphasis on the subject.

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The other night we had our Souris Moose Creek Adventure Club night kayaking and canoeing along the Souris river. I threw the off camera flash bag in as well and waited for the sun to dip a bit. I had with my favourite flash of choice: LumoPro LP180. If Tony Stark invented a flash, it would be this one. It’s all manual for ultimate control. And thrown through an umbrella up close it does a great job.

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I was shooting the XPro2 in Astia and Classic Chrome simulations. It kind of made for a cool colour contrast along the water.

All in all I can’t recommend the “FujiCrons” enough. I really love using them and they always do a fabulous job. One of the images in this post is an iPhone 7 photo. See if you can spot which one it is!

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Foggy Fog

The last few mornings the fog has been thick off the river. Maybe a reminder that fall is coming?? Shudder! 😮 I hope not. Let’s hold onto summer as long as we possibly can. For now, enjoy the foggy fog! 8)


Souris Flooding ~ Update

This is a quick update of some photos of the flooding conditions south of Oxbow. The photos were taken at about 7:30PM June 23rd. The water is up significantly and the road on the south side of the bridge has heaved and cracked significantly – which is scary. I predicted the water wouldn’t raise up over that bridge, but it might simply wash the bridge away! Especially if the bank gives way. 😯

 


Souris Valley Flood

Got up to go check the devastation early this morning. Major Wa-Wa in the Souris. Wow! Sandbags ahoy. Hopefully the water doesn’t get up any higher into the homes. I nabbed a few HDR shots too, see if you can spot them. 😉